Julie is an attorney and member of the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps with years of experience in military justice. She's worked in both prosecution and defense on cases involving sexual assault, drugs, military offenses, child pornography, and complicated DNA, computer, and other forensic evidence. Julie believes strongly that every Soldier facing adverse action of any kind should receive excellent assistance navigating the military justice system as well as representation of the highest quality. Julie resides and practices in the Northern Virgina (NoVa)/Washington DC area.
Julie began her Army service in 2004 after graduating college. She attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps. Julie was a platoon leader in the 503d Military Police Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and completed a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq with a mission of training Iraqi Police officers. During her time as an MP, Julie also served as a staff officer for the 503d and became a Jumpmaster and Senior Rated Parachutist.
Having been selected for the Funded Legal Education Program, Julie attended law school and then returned to Fort Bragg in 2011 to serve as Trial Counsel (prosecutor) with the XVIII Airborne Corps. In 2014, Julie was assigned to the Department of the Army Inspector General's Records Screening Office, where she reviewed hundreds of IG investigations for legal sufficiency before approving them for release to the selection boards.
In 2015, Julie was assigned as the Senior Defense Counsel of the Trial Defense Service office at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where she defended dozens of Soldiers in Courts-Martial and separation boards and advised many more on investigations and other adverse actions in addition to supervising other attorneys and paralegals.
Julie has served in the Army Reserve since 2016. As a Reservist, she was a member and then chief of the 150th Legal Operations Detachment's Judicial Operations Support Team, which provides legal, training, and administrative support to all of the Army Reserve's Military Judges. She is currently in the Regional Defense Counsel for the Army Reserve Trial Defense Service Great Lakes Region.